To me, the best book series are the ones where you fall in love with the characters and therefore read the next book. Several months later, as the trial is underway for the killer of that person back in November, there is much more at stake than just the fate of the accused. The stories keep getting better, as with each book we learn more of our main characters and the mysteries in each book are also good. Robert Bathurst is a very good actor and, I believe, has made a very good job of what I imagine was quite a daunting task to take on. Along with her husband's remains, she returns home to the Isle of Lewis bereft. Anne, a botanist, sees the survey as a chance to indulge in a little deception of her own.
Fantastic book by Louise Penny. Clara knows that something is wrong with him. For fat, unlovely Roberta Teys has been found in her best dress, an ax in her lap, seated in the old stone barn beside her father's headless corpse. When suspicion turns to Gamache himself and his possible involvement in the crime, the frantic search for answers takes the investigation to the village of Three Pines, where a series of shattering secrets is poised to be revealed. In her by-now-characteristic fashion, Penny simultaneously unspools several suspense narratives, each of them accruing power and threat, faster and faster, until the novel closes in a crescendo of violence, unmasking and regret.
Still on suspension, and frankly curious, Gamache accepts and soon learns that the other two executors are Myrna Landers, the bookseller from Three Pines, and a young builder. By now Louise Penny, deservedly, has built up such a large community of adoring readers that her novels belong to that most rarefied of literary categories: They are review-proof. For the first time in years, Catherine's neighbours nervously lock their doors, whilst a killer lives on in their midst. But when police insist on opening out the investigation a veil of suspicion and fear is thrown over the entire community. As the investigation continues, Wesley begins to suspect that these deaths, centuries apart, may be linked by age-old motives of jealousy, a sexual obsession and desperate longing.
But such critical praise hardly matters anymore to this series. Penny had to say about addicts and addiction or the lives of Québécois transsexuals and prostitutes. Strike is a war veteran - wounded both physically and psychologically - and his life is in disarray. Currently, the author Louise Penny lives in the small Quebec village Knowlton, where she works on her next book. The investigation into the events that led to his suspension has dragged on, and Armand is taking increasingly desperate measures to rectify previous actions.
I look forward to reading nature of the beast. As above Which scene did you most enjoy? The number-one New York Times best seller. Not among the best even though Louise Penny's writing goes from strength to strength Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? The publication year is listed next to each book in the Gamache series. Over the years of listening to these books you really rely on the narrator for the extra touch. The mystery element was excellent, but it was the warmth and humanity of this book that really shone through for me. The new voice didn't fit comfortably with me initially, but it became more familiar the more I listened. Like something from our worst nightmares the victims were buried.
Compared to most books yes, but for a Louise Penny less so for me. The cobbled lanes and backstreets of St Andrews provide the setting for these brutal killings. Did she get it wrong all those years ago? Detective Chief Inspector Richard Jury arrives in Long Piddleton and finds everyone in the postcard village looking outside of town for the killer - except for one Melrose Plant. Anne, a botanist, sees the survey as a chance to indulge in a little deception of her own. So much that I went on and purchased every Inspector Gamache novel I could find. Gamache values teamwork above all. A blessing and a curse.
Don't get me wrong, I think Robert Bathurst's voice is great but just not the right one for this series. Along with the redoubtable Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers, Lynley has been sent to solve a savage murder that has stunned the peaceful countryside. Evocative, gripping and atmospheric, this magnificent work of crime fiction from international best-selling author Louise Penny will stay with you long after you turn the final page. Stanbridge East, in the Eastern Townships, is standing in for Three Pines. Oh…I am reading all the books out of order.
I am a big fan of Louise Penny and have listened to all the previous books. Do note that some of the books have been published under different names in different countries. Enter the celebrated homicide detective, Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Surete du Quebec with a retinue of subordinates. It's undemanding yet engaging, and not too simple. In fact, some passages he read I enjoyed so much, I back-tracked and listened to them again.
A retired officer has been murdered, and Rutledge goes to investigate. But I would repurchase a copy if done by previous narrator. Twenty years later, a body surfaces in the icy black waters of the River Corrib. Her neighbours say they're shocked at the discovery, but nobody thought to check on her when she vanished from sight. I felt like there were several stories going on with too many characters with similar names to keep up with. The mystery itself was interesting and while there are too many characters it got confusing I was pulled through the well written story. I feel future books will need to be read by someone who has a French Canadian accent.